In July 2012, Dubai-based SkyStream selected CETel Teleport (Central European Telecom Services) in Germany and started network operations on Eutelsat satellites to support verticals such as maritime and oil & gas. The initial phase of the partnership is reflected in SkyStream’s iDirect hub operations in addition to providing teleport services for multiple Eutelsat satellites offering both C- and Ku-bands.
The increasing demands and the need to expand and cover other parts of the world made it reportedly critical for SkyStream to partner with CETel Teleport in Europe. The new services of CETel will expand the SkyStream network over the African continent and will also expand SkyStream’s Ku-band maritime services over the Mediterranean and the North Sea as well as maritime C-band services to the Americas.
“This partnership has taken SkyStream beyond regional and will position us as a solid VSAT provider in both maritime as well as oil & gas” said Riyadh Al Adely, Managing Director of SkyStream.
“We are proud that CETel’s services support SkyStream’s operations in the long-run. The cooperation with SkyStream and the specifically implemented earth stations and services in C- and Ku-band will also allow CETel to expand our existing maritime VSAT operations”, stated Guido Neumann, Managing Director of the Group.